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do you know what mellowed my fucking opinions on the world? being able to curate which other opinions I am exposed to

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I think I am affected by and .

Completion bias: optimising for completion, e.g. tasks. We derive pleasure from completing tasks, and can get more by prioritising small/easy tasks, which may not be your big aims.

Reflexive mutual-aid: I just made this up, it's when you involuntary help others, even when you've got higher personal priorities.

Anyone out there work(ed) with/for the government to change policy? Especially interested in German, British and Scottish government.

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Gitea has just joined the Fediverse on their very own instance, you can follow them here:

➡️ @gitea

Gitea is a free open source git platform, a self-hostable privacy-friendly alternative to Github. You can find out more on their website at:

There's a good video about Gitea by @hexdsl at:

#Gitea #Git #Github #Alternatives #FOSS #FLOSS #FreeSoftware #Libre #OpenSource #Dev #SelfHosting #Gittea

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@douginamug In my opinion, there is huge problem of mixing the "we need to talk about utopias"-discurse and the discurse about commoning. Commoning is a very practical thing and we need tools and methods to support the process - there is nothing utopian about it. And, sanctions are an essential part. So, yes: we should openly talk about this too.

Labour have voted at their conference to increase the minimum wage from £10 to £15 per hour.

That would be a good deal for employees, provided their hours don't decrease, the business they work for doesn't go bust or their working conditions don't worsen.

I have concerns the increase would hurt small to medium businesses much more than big business.

Workers in coops, or business partners in LLCs can effectively pay themselves less than the minimum wage - would we see more of them?

tired: drain the swamp
wired: wet the lands

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Es hilft kein höheres Wesen, kein Gott, kein Kanzler, keine Klimawahl.

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Our weekly meeting is starting in about 2 hours (7pm CEST). Feel free to participate, introduce yourself and have a coffee together. Get the link and more information at See ya soon!

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 The site of Scottish Parliament at Holyrood will fall under the 'Serious Organised Crime and Police Act' this Friday 🤷 🤦‍♂️

This will make it an offence to be on the site without lawful authority up to 12 months in prison/£5000 fine! 😠

On Saturday there will be an action to say🖕by making a human chain around the parliament at 10:45! 🤝 🤝 🤝 Come, invite everyone.

Fb event:

"Bundnis 90/Die Grünen" sollten sich einfach "Die Grünen" jetzt nennen.

Ich will nicht Geschichte wegwerfen, aber der Name ist jetzt nur verwirrend und unnötig

Just explained to family member why local temperatures in some areas can decrease, despite global temperature increase.

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There's a gap in there for PSS, so who is going to start Peoples Scottish Socialists then 🤣

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Last week I went on for an interview and to make more digestable content , I've clipped out some of the highlights from it. There were 8 clips that I took which you can find in this thread. In the first one I spoke about my "aha" moment. (1/8)

lol, there is both the 'Scottish Socialist Party' *and* the 'Socialist Party Scotland' ✊ 🍞 🌹

I'm sure there are legit reasons for them not being joined, but there are only like 6m people in Scotland, and all I can think of is the Judean People's Front... or was that the People's Front of Judea? 🙈 🤦‍♂️

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on the subject of usb-c have you seen pcb-only usb ports? scribe the right sigils into your circuit board design program and choose the right thickness and you can just plug a cable straight into your pcb with no port hardware

i ❤️❤️❤️ hacks like this

pictured here in @deshipu's fluff m0 project

invented by juan jesús pinuaga

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